Provantage Out of Home Media implements campaign for Eyethu Mall

15:24 PM (9 Hours ago) Marketing News
To build and create awareness of the new Eyethu Mall in Orange Farm, Provantage Out of Home Media has implemented a commuter shelter campaign. 

DJ Vin Deysel to cheer on runners and walkers at the Totalsports Women’s Race

15:15 PM (10 Hours ago) CSI
947 DJ, Gavin “Vin” Deysel will show his support of National Women’s Day on Sunday, 9 August by cheering for thousands of runners and walkers as they “Run Their City” at the Totalsports Women’s Race Johannesburg. 

Theatre on the Square to present Craig Higginson’s The Imagined Land

14:56 PM (10 Hours ago) Entertainment
Auto & General Theatre on the Square by arrangement with the National Arts Festival and the SA State Theatre presents Craig Higginson’s The Imagined Land from Monday, 17 August to Saturday, 12 September. 

Cadbury Marvellous Creations go to the movies

14:56 PM (10 Hours ago) Interviews

Cadbury Dairy Milk launched the new Marvellous Creations chocolates with a cinema campaign. The new Marvellous Creations chocolates, which break the mould with different shaped blocks and out of the ordinary ingredients, were the perfect partner for a cinema activation.

Research confirms the efficacy of TRANSIT.TV™

14:41 PM (10 Hours ago) Advertising News
The latest wave of TRANSIT.TV™ Research conducted by Millward Brown for Provantage Media Group shows once again that the digital channel - which airs in taxis, taxi ranks, train stations and bus terminals – is a highly valuable tool for communicating with the LSM B market, aged 16 to 50+. 

5FM celebrates women this month

14:21 PM (10 Hours ago) Events

This women’s month 5FM’s female DJs will be presenting an all-girl line-up at Tiger Tiger club venues around South Africa during the Women’s Day weekend. The Queen of Clubs events are a celebration of 5FM’s on-air talent and one that is aimed especially at the ladies. 

What do PR pros actually do?

14:14 PM (11 Hours ago) Editorial Desk
There are a number of misconceptions about the public relations industry. A lot of people think that all PR professionals do is attend swanky events and schmooze with VIPs. This is not the case. 

TLC and ASICS mirrors support for the Springboks

14:07 PM (11 Hours ago) Advertising News
To promote the availability of the recently launched Springboks jersey for the 2015 World Cup at Edgars stores nationwide, ASICS teamed up with Primedia Unlimited’s and TLC’s Fitting Exposure business to share the news. 

Characterlab helps marketers understand the modern woman

13:59 PM (11 Hours ago) Marketing News

Women today have little in common with the figure of the typical housewife who dominated the 1980s. Yet, marketers seem to be struggling to adapt their discourse to these changes and translate this evolution into relevant and engaging communication that really speaks to women.

Russell and Associates honoured with three African Gold Quill Awards

13:49 PM (11 Hours ago) Awards
The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has awarded Johannesburg-based integrated communications consultancy, Russell and Associates, three African Gold Quill Awards

Fifth Gear returns for a new season on HISTORY

13:38 PM (11 Hours ago) Media News
The high-octane motoring magazine show Fifth Gear returns for a brand new series on its new home - HISTORY® with an exclusive trip to South Africa. 

Gloo@Ogilvy wins global recognition for its various digitally-led campaigns

12:49 PM (12 Hours ago) Awards
Gloo@Ogilvy has been receiving consistent recognition for various recently launched and digitally-led campaigns - from the respected international BestAdsOnTV.com

Social Media can help you win at omni-channel

12:29 PM (12 Hours ago) Opinion
The retail shopping experience has changed dramatically over the last few years. Shopping for a Father’s Day gift at a local mall 10 years ago literally meant trawling the entire mall until a consumer found that perfect gift for dad. So says Lynette Hundermark, MD at Useful & Beautiful. 

Print run spikes for Kruger Lowveld Tourism’s Z-CARD

12:28 PM (12 Hours ago) Marketing News

The fifth edition of the PocketMedia® Solutions’ Z-CARD® will have a print run of 120 000 Kruger Lowveld Tourism (KLT)’s annual tourist map, which is significantly higher than the 85 000 cards that were printed last year. 

The 2015 SA Innovation Summit will include a hackathon

12:13 PM (13 Hours ago) Marketing News

The SA Innovation Summit will now include a 24-hour Hackathon from 15:00 on Friday, 28 August to 15:00 on Saturday, 29 August at the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point.

The top 12 finalists for I Love Violetta have been chosen

11:42 AM (13 Hours ago) Entertainment
The I Love Violetta auditions are now done and boy were they a whirlwind of amazing talent and fun. The top 12 finalists, who attended an exciting one-of-a-kind I Love Violetta Bootcamp, were put through their paces to win over the members of the casting panel. 

Samsung recognised at the Mail & Guardian Greening the Future Awards

11:42 AM (13 Hours ago) Awards

Samsung Electronics Africa walked away with an accolade at the 30th Mail & Guardian Greening the Future Awards in Johannesburg recently.

The women in waste are changing the field

11:33 AM (13 Hours ago) CSI
Generally dubbed a ‘man’s world’, the remarkable women who serve on the council for the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) are showing how influential and much needed women in waste are. 

Dentsu Aegis Network acquires Adams Media and Premier Media in Ghana

11:25 AM (13 Hours ago) Marketing News
Dentsu Aegis Network has announced the acquisition of two leading media buying and planning agencies in Ghana, Adams Media Ghana Limited and Premier Media Company GH Limited (Premier Media). 

Ads24’s launches own trade communication in the form of a newspaper

11:15 AM (14 Hours ago) Media News
Ads24 recently launched their own trade communication, The Beat, which is the form of a newspaper. The Beat is distributed door to door to media agencies countrywide. 

Avon wins two DSA Vision for Tomorrow Awards

11:05 AM (14 Hours ago) CSI

Avon was awarded two DSA Vision for Tomorrow Awards for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes at the annual DSA Awards held on Wednesday, 22 July. 

FCB South Africa chosen as SA Tourism’s communication partner

11:02 AM (14 Hours ago) New Accounts
In one of the most prestigious – and biggest – account moves this year to date, the agency widely regarded as responsible for building many of South Africa’s iconic brands has been tasked with building on the country’s already impressive reputation as a tourism destination. 

AMASA announces dates for annual media planning workshop

10:46 AM (14 Hours ago) Marketing News
The Advertising Media Association of South Africa (AMASA) has announced the annual media planning workshop will take place from Thursday, 18 to Sunday, 21 February 2016.

Boni Mchunu named the new GM at East Coast Radio

10:35 AM (14 Hours ago) People on the Move

Kagiso Media has appointed Boni Mchunu to head up East Coast Radio (ECR) as their new general manager in KwaZulu-Natal. Mchunu joins the station from Tourism KwaZulu-Natal (TKZN), where she served as general manager: marketing for the past eight years.

Glasshouse spends Mandela Day at Princess Alice Adoption Home

10:25 AM (14 Hours ago) CSI
It’s hard for the dedicated staff at the Princess Alice Adoption Home to provide all the babies in their care with enough warm hugs and kisses, play games and tell stories – something that is taken for granted by biologically related children living with their parents. 

Penquin celebrates a decade and a half of success in the ad industry

9:05 AM (16 Hours ago) Advertising News
Sunday, 1 August marked the 15th anniversary of Penquin, the advertising agency behind some of South Africa’s most iconic brands. 

Gauteng Motor Fest proves a turbo charged affair

8:11 AM (17 Hours ago) Events
High levels of adrenalin got speedsters’ engines revving and tyres burning, leaving The Rock Raceway in Brakpan covered by a cloud of smoke during the second annual Gauteng Motor Fest (GMF) hosted by the City of Ekurhuleni over the weekend.

Inaugural Future Women of Africa Conference is a resounding success

7:49 AM (17 Hours ago) CSI
On Wednesday, 29 July 2015, Sarah Collins, founder of the Wonderbag and its holding company - Natural Balance Global, addressed a group of women at the Future Women of Africa Conference in Hillcrest, Durban and donated a Wonderbag to every person in attendance. 

FCB Joburg tasked with boosting awareness of the number one hair styling brand in SA

7:38 AM (17 Hours ago) Advertising News
FCB Joburg has been tasked by Tiger Brands to boost awareness for Perfect Touch, the number one hair styling brand in South Africa. Does that brief sound a little odd? A leading brand with low awareness? 

Pick n Pay encourages youngsters to do good with its Hero Awards initiative

7:32 AM (17 Hours ago) CSI
Since 2003, Pick n Pay School Club has devoted its time searching for young heroes in primary schools across South Africa through its Hero Awards initiative. Pick n Pay Hero Awards encourages youngsters to do good, help their friends and strive for excellence. 

Johannesburg hopefuls impress Idols SA judges

7:18 AM (17 Hours ago) Entertainment
Boasting the biggest audition turn-out of the season, thousands of wannabe stars rocked up at Carnival City to for the last chance to impress Idols SA judges Randall Abrahams, Unathi Msengana, Gareth Cliff and Somizi Mhlongo. 

To hashtag or not to hashtag

15:16 PM (3 Days ago) Editorial Desk
The serial social media ‘hasthager’. We all know at least one. In fact, you should know a few if you are a regular social media user. They’re the ones who include at least five or six random hashtags per post. #nofilter #selfie #blessed #followme #tagsforlife #quoteoftheday. But is it really necessary? 

Grey Africa’s Jessica Wheeler honoured as a Rising Star

15:09 PM (3 Days ago) Awards
The annual Standard Bank Rising Star Awards honour individuals between the ages of 28 and 40 whose inspiration and passion combined with their capacity for achievement and success make them stand out among their peers in their various sectors. 

School of Rock amps up for its Pink Floyd The Wall Season Show

15:00 PM (3 Days ago) Media News
Every aspiring musician’s dream is to perform live on stage in front of an audience. School of Rock Claremont, the local leader in performance-based music education, is giving its students a chance to play their hearts out on stage at The School of Rock Pink Floyd The Wall Season Show. 

Questions to ask before you click ‘post’

14:23 PM (3 Days ago) Opinion

In the midst of the content marketing rush, great content is becoming increasingly elusive. While everyone tries to become a content publisher, Desiree Gullan, creative director of Gullan&Gullan Digital says “let’s take a step back and look at what we’re doing”.

Zinto Walked the Talk for autism

13:58 PM (3 Days ago) CSI

Now in its fifteenth year, the 702 Walk the Talk is a popular sporting event on Jo’burg’s calendar that encourages entrants to walk for a cause, belief or charity and pave the way for a chosen initiative. 

Daniella van Wyk appointed account executive at Jam Media

12:46 PM (3 Days ago) New Appointments

Jam Media, the 360 communications consultancy, has appointed Danielle Van Wyk as account executive.

Suzelle sells her stuff on Gumtree

12:31 PM (3 Days ago) Advertising News

In her latest video Suzelle DIY, declutters her burgeoning cupboard and sells the items on Gumtree. Now viewers can own an authentic weird or wonderful Suzelle-ified item.

Urban Brew Studios tasked with first ever Disney Channel local production in SA

11:05 AM (3 Days ago) Media News
Urban Brew Studios is honoured to have been commissioned to produce Disney Channel’s first ever South African TV production, I Love Violetta. The weekly companion series for the third season of Disney Channel’s telenovela Violetta will air this September. 

Web design and development can work in harmony

10:56 AM (3 Days ago) Opinion
Many people often lump web design and web development together as if they were the same thing. They certainly sound similar enough to mean the same thing, but they’re actually vastly different disciplines. This is according to South African integrated marketing agency, 360eight.

The Gauteng Breastfeeding Forum joins Milke Matters for The Big Latch-On

10:07 AM (3 Days ago) CSI
The Gauteng Breastfeeding Forum, an NGO company, has partnered with Milk Matters to launch The Big Latch-On event in light of Breastfeeding Awareness week from Saturday, 1 to Saturday, 8 August 2015. 

AKA and Khuli Chana will headline ANALOGUE NITES this August

9:27 AM (3 Days ago) Entertainment

AKA and Khuli Chana will be headlining at Nedbank’s ANALOGUE NITES in Rosebank, Johannesburg on Thursday, 6 August.

Facebook introduces new security tool to manage your account

8:49 AM (3 Days ago) Social Media News
We want everyone to have a safe experience on Facebook. That’s why we have dedicated teams and intelligent security systems working around the clock to help keep your account secure. So says Melissa Luu-Van, product manager at Facebook

The Red Zone is joining forces with Financial Mail

7:57 AM (3 Days ago) Marketing News
Popular marketing website www.theredzone.co.za is joining forces with the Financial Mail. The new partnership sees the Redzone website taking up residence in the ‘Media & Advertising’ section of the Financial Mail website. 

Simonsays Communications takes care of L'Opulence

15:51 PM (4 Days ago) New Accounts

L’Opulence in Sandton has appointed Simonsays as the communications agency to ensure it’s regarded as one of Sandton’s finest culinary destinations. The agency has already initiated an influencer campaign, which is being supported with publicity and social media, as well as above the line placements.

Join Black Coffee and get a Casual day sticker

15:39 PM (4 Days ago) CSI

DJ Black Coffee has his Casual Day sticker and will be joining millions of South Africans on Friday, 4 September in raising funds for persons with disabilities.

TEDxCapeTown tickets are now available

15:26 PM (4 Days ago) Events

Already in its fifth year, TEDxCapeTown 2015 tackles the delicate and highly relevant paradox of openness, access and control. As a non-profit organisation dedicated to ‘Ideas worth Spreading’, TEDxCapeTown continues to challenge perceptions and engage their audience.

CANSA provides education and information around cancer during its Care Week

15:15 PM (4 Days ago) CSI

As part of CANSA Care Week during August, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)’s Mobile Health Clinics are providing cancer education and information to help reduce the cancer risk as well as cancer screening and early detection programmes.

Mthuli Bam moves up at Y&R

14:51 PM (4 Days ago) People on the Move

Y&R South Africa recently promoted Mthuli Bam, a senior TV producer that has been with the agency for more than half a decade, to head of electronic production. 

What’s so important about brand activations?

14:49 PM (4 Days ago) Editorial Desk
An opportunity to interact and connect with your target audience should never be underestimated. After all, just one interaction can put you ahead of your competitor and can place you top of mind whenever someone is looking for a product or service you offer. Who doesn’t want that?
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